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pro·jec·tile

 (prə-jĕk′təl, -tīl′)
n.
1. A fired, thrown, or otherwise propelled object, such as a bullet, having no capacity for self-propulsion.
2. A self-propelled missile, such as a rocket.
adj.
1. Capable of being impelled or hurled forward.
2. Driving forward; impelling: a projectile force.
3. Zoology Capable of being thrust outward; protrusile.

[New Latin proiectile, neuter of prōiectilis, that can be thrown, from Latin prōiectus, past participle of prōicere, to throw out; see project.]

projectile

(prəˈdʒɛktaɪl)
n
1. an object or body thrown forwards
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) any self-propelling missile, esp one powered by a rocket or the rocket itself
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) any object that can be fired from a gun, such as a bullet or shell
adj
4. capable of being or designed to be hurled forwards
5. projecting or thrusting forwards
6. (Zoology) zoology another word for protrusile
[C17: from New Latin prōjectilis jutting forwards]

pro•jec•tile

(prəˈdʒɛk tɪl, -taɪl)

n.
1. an object fired from a gun with an explosive propelling charge, as a bullet, shell, or grenade.
2. a body projected or impelled forward, as through the air.
adj.
3. impelling or driving forward, as a force.
4. caused by impulse, as motion.
5. capable of being thrust or flung forward, as a missile or the tongue of a frog.
[1655–65; < New Latin, neuter of prōjectilis (adj.) projecting. See project, -tile]

projectile

An object capable of being propelled by a force normally from a gun, and continuing in motion by virtue of its kinetic energy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.projectile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelledprojectile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
arrow - a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
boomerang, throw stick, throwing stick - a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
bullet, slug - a projectile that is fired from a gun
cannon ball, cannonball, round shot - a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon
dart - a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
seeker - a missile equipped with a device that is attracted toward some kind of emission (heat or light or sound or radio waves)
pellet, shot - a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
spitball - a projectile made by chewing a piece of paper and shaping it into a sphere
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
2.projectile - any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engineprojectile - any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
missile - a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
multistage rocket, step rocket - a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted
rocket engine, rocket - a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
research rocket, test instrument vehicle, test rocket - a rocket fired for test purposes
vehicle - a conveyance that transports people or objects
Adj.1.projectile - impelling or impelled forward; "a projectile force"; "a projectile missile"
dynamic, dynamical - characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality; "a dynamic market"; "a dynamic speaker"; "the dynamic president of the firm"

projectile

noun missile, shell, bullet, rocket an enormous artillery gun used to fire a huge projectile
Translations
قَذيفَه
střela
projektil
skeyti, skot
mermipatlayıcı maddeler

projectile

[prəˈdʒektaɪl] Nproyectil m

projectile

[prəˈdʒɛktaɪl] nprojectile m

projectile

n(Wurf)geschoss nt, → (Wurf)geschoß nt (Aus); (Mil) → Geschoss nt, → Geschoß nt (Aus), → Projektil nt (spec)

projectile

[prəˈdʒɛktaɪl] nproiettile m

project

(ˈprodʒekt) noun
1. a plan or scheme. a building project.
2. a piece of study or research. I am doing a project on Italian art.
(prəˈdʒekt) verb
1. to throw outwards, forwards or upwards. The missile was projected into space.
2. to stick out. A sharp rock projected from the sea.
3. to plan or propose.
4. to make a picture or a film appear on a screen.
proˈjectile (-tail) , ((American) -tl) noun
something that is thrown, usually as a weapon.
proˈjection (-ʃən) noun
proˈjector noun
a machine for projecting films, slides or transparencies onto a screen. a slide projector; an overhead projector (for transparencies).

projectile

n proyectil m; — vomiting vómito(s) en proyectil, vómito(s) fuertes
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But tone down the charge in your rifle and use a smaller projectile, or you'll have nothing but a bunch of feathers to show for your shot.
Cruncher was out of spirits, and out of temper, and kept an iron pot-lid by him as a projectile for the correction of Mrs.
This precious weapon of American origin could throw with ease a conical projectile of nine pounds to a mean distance of ten miles.
An enormous hole had been made by the impact of the projectile, and the sand and gravel had been flung violently in every direction over the heath, forming heaps visible a mile and a half away.
The men, having hurled themselves in projectile fashion, had presently expended their forces.
And regaining his entresol he overwhelmed the coachman with every projectile he could lay hands on.
But, almost immediately recovering herself, she launched a last projectile at her adversary.
Kapp's own projectile, meanwhile, had passed at ten good inches from the person of Valentin.
Any sporting projectile sent into it might be counted most literally as a lost ball.
Thurid was deterred by no such scruples; and though it must have been difficult for him to believe that it was really I who followed them, he could not very well doubt the witness of his own eyes; and so he trained their stern gun upon me with his own hands, and an instant later an explosive radium projectile whizzed perilously close above my deck.
What shall we say of this omnipresent appearance of that first projectile impulse, of this flattery and balking of so many well-meaning creatures?
The projectile grazed the flier's side, the opaque coating breaking sufficiently to permit daylight to strike in upon the powder phial within the bullet's nose.